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IRC Announcement: Migrating to Libera Chat


For almost 9 years openITCOCKPIT used the freenode IRC network to communicate with the open source community. After some suspicious incidents, we decided to migrate our community IRC channel to the Libera Chat IRC network.

Our IRC channel and the #general channel of our Discord server are bridged together. It's up to you what protocol you are going to use to join the openITCOCKPIT community. 🙂

Your openITCOCKPIT Team

openITCOCKPIT 4.2 released


Today we have released the next version of openITCOCKPIT 4.2.

New openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent

The openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent is one of the major features of openITCOCKPIT 4. For this reason, we decided to rewrite the Agent from scratch to improve the stability and to be ready for the future.

Unfortunately, the new openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent has some breaking changes and openITCOCKPIT is not backwards compatible to the old monitoring Agent.

Learn how to update from Agent 1.x to 3.x

If you are interested why we decided to use Go instead of Python you can find more details in our dedicated blog post.

Many thanks to all users who tested the beta version of the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent, created bug reports and provided constructive feedback. We really appreciate this!

openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent 3.0 - Public Beta


Today we launch the Public Beta of the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent 3.0. Thanks to the feedback from the community users and enterprise customers we know that the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent is very popular. Therefore we want to get rid of any nasty bugs and issues upfront.

To resolve all issues of the Monitoring Agent 1.x (Python) we decided to go the extra mile and to do a full rewrite of the software with Go.

openITCOCKPIT 4.1.4 introduces Import Module


Import Module (Beta)

Missed by many users openITCOCKPIT finally got an generic interface to import host and services from external services and datasources. We invite everyone to provide feedback about the Beta version of the Import Module. The stable release of the module will be included with openITCOCKPIT 4.2


The Import Module was designed to be easily extendable. It can be extended by submodules to add more data sources in future versions. The Beta version only supports to import data from .csv files. More data sources are planned.

All imported hosts get stored into a dedicated table and the only required field is a hostname or an ip address.

openITCOCKPIT 4.1 with Prometheus integration


openITCOCKPIT welcomes Prometheus as the newest member to our monitoring family. IT infrastructure has so many facets from bare metal to containers over switches and routers to Industry 4.0. As times are changing also the monitoring system has to evolve. Our goal was a seamlessly integration of Prometheus into openITCOCKPIT.

All openITCOCKPIT features you are used to are also available for Prometheus monitored services. Autoreports, event correlations, Grafana dashboards, usage of the same contacts, scheduled downtimes and acknowledge issues - all this is possible.

Most of the time you will not notice which monitoring engine gets used in the backend.